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Down the Rabbit Hole (Reprint) (Paperback) by Holly Madison

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A former girlfriend of Hugh Hefner describes how her years inside the Playboy Mansion went from a fairytale of A-list celebrity parties to an oppressive regime of strict rules, scheduled sex, and a total loss of identity, so much so that she even contemplated suicide.



Book Synopsis



The real, untold, and unvarnished story of life inside the legendary Playboy Mansion--and the man who holds the key--from the woman who was Hef's #1 girlfriend and star of The Girls Next Door.

A spontaneous decision at age twenty-one transformed small-town Oregon girl Holly Sue Cullen into Holly Madison, Hugh Hefner's #1 girlfriend. But like Alice in Wonderland after she plunged down the rabbit hole, what seemed like a fairytale life inside the Playboy Mansion--including A-list celebrity parties and her own #1-rated television show--quickly devolved into an oppressive routine of strict rules, manipulation, and battles with ambitious, backstabbing bunnies. Losing her identity, her sense of self-worth, and her hope for the future, Holly found herself sitting alone in a bathtub contemplating suicide.

But instead of ending her life, Holly chose to take charge of it.

In this shockingly candid and surprisingly moving memoir, this thoughtful and introspective woman opens up about life inside the Mansion, the drugs, the sex and the infamous parties, as well as what her relationships with her Girls Next Door co-stars, Bridget and Kendra were really like. Holly talks candidly about a subsequent abusive relationship, her own successful television series, and the hard work of healing, including her turn on Dancing with the Stars. A cautionary tale and a celebration of personal empowerment, Down the Rabbit Hole reminds us of the importance of fighting for our dreams--and finding the life we deserve.



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Lost in Wonderland . . .

A fairy-tale dream that became a nightmare, and a woman whose strength helped her find a way out to the other side

At 21, small-town Oregon girl Holly Cullen became Holly Madison, Hugh Hefner's number one girlfriend. But like Alice's journey into Wonderland, Holly's plunge down the rabbit hole took her to a world where all was not as it seemed. The fairy-tale life inside the Playboy Mansion--which included A-list celebrity parties and starring in a number one television show--quickly devolved into an oppressive routine of strict rules, manipulation, and battles with ambitious, backstabbing Bunnies that nearly drove Holly to take her own life.

Down the Rabbit Hole is her introspective account of her time inside the Mansion: the drugs, abuse, infamous parties, and Holly's real behind-the-scenes life with Bridget, Kendra, and Mr. Playboy himself. It is also her chronicle of healing and hope. By telling her story, both a cautionary tale and a celebration of personal empowerment, Holly reminds us of the importance of fighting for our dreams--and of finding the life we deserve.



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"Fascinating."--AV Club

"Reads like a celebrity memoir infused with The Bell Jar and Going Clear."--Buzzfeed
Dimensions (Overall): 8 Inches (H) x 5.3 Inches (W) x .8 Inches (D)
Weight: .5 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 334
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Personal Memoirs, Entertainment + Performing Arts, Women
Publisher: Dey Street Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Holly Madison
Language: English
Street Date: May 10, 2016
TCIN: 50775333
UPC: 9780062372116
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-3860
Origin: Made in the USA
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